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RUGER AMERICAN® RIMFIRE

Discussion in 'Rimfire Forum' started by Strycnine, Nov 2, 2019.

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  1. Nov 2, 2019 #1

    Strycnine

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    I do not need another 22 but that would likely be a good choice for anyone.
     
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    Don't wait. The Ruger American rim fire is a surprisingly accurate gun that is inexpensive and remarkably customizable.
    You can buy this gun with two rear stocks that are easy to change. Buy it for a junior and as they grow you can put on the full size stock and they can continue to shoot it throughout their adult years. You have your choice of magazines from 10 round up to whatever the aftermarket offers in 25, 50 and even a 100 round drum. You can outfit it with iron sights, red dot, holographic or scopes. They are well built and easy to maintain.
    Just buy one and you will understand.
     
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    What do you want the gun for? If it's plinking, most anything will do. Pick what you like. If it's hunting, you might want to be a little more selective about features and accuracy (I don't know anything about the Ruger American in this regard). If it's for target use, you're not going to find anything suitable in the "bargain price" bin. Ever since I bought my CZ, no other .22 that I own is adequate in the accuracy department anymore. I'm sure if you're in the market for one of the $1000+ specialty target rifles the CZ can be beat. But for mid-upper priced .22LR rifles, e.g. $500-ish, then the CZ is tops in my book. Couple that with SK brand ammo (choose any of their offerings, even the cheapest) for a good first stab at finding what the rifle likes best.

    For a "this gun is fun!" choice in .22LR, something that is very accurate but not target-grade accurate, my choice would be a Henry octagonal barrel lever rifle (they call it the Frontier model).

    If you want to buy a rifle and then throw 99% of it away and replace with aftermarket parts to make it better, that's where Ruger's 10/22 shines.

    If you want a target shooting gem, get a CZ. Some of the higher end Savages can be very accurate too.

    I do not know where the Ruger American fits in. I have never even seen one in person, let alone shot one, to be able to judge. But guessing from the ads and price point, I'd probably put it in the bargain plinker category. Which is not to say that's bad, if that's what you're after. I have plenty of plinkers, and I don't regret buying any of them. I shoot them all occasionally, but these days I'm more focused in on long distance target shooting, and a plinker doesn't fit for that use at all.
     
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    Some of the guys in small bore (22LR) silhouette switched to the Ruger American and find it accurate enough for that game. I have to admit they are at least as accurate as my Remington.
     
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    Thanks for the replies. I may order one next time Im in town.
     
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    Like Haertig said.
    It really depends on what your wanting to do with it.

    Plink, hunt, target shoot, compete target.

    There are rifles made to fit each category.

    Most consistent accurate rifle I own is a CZ.

    I have a few that are close .

    Jim
     
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    I own a couple Ruger Americans, but neither are rimfire. A 10/22 with the BX trigger and improved mag release added - it's a good gun not not exceptionally accurate.
    I also own a Savage B22 bolt gun varminter in 22WMR that is pretty slick. About half the price of the plain-jane CZ.
     
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    It will be for range fun.
     
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    Ive only heard good things about that Ruger American, don't own one.
    I own a Ruger 10-22 ,and and a few Savage and Marlin rimfires that are excellent shooters.

    Good consistency accuracy will come mostly from good ammo,

    range fun, Walmart bulk will work fine.

    Jim
     
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    The .22 precision shooters around here take the ammo stuff seriously. They will go by the gun store on weds after ammo comes in and get 1 box of each lot of their favorite ammo. They shoot it and the lot with the best grouping is documented and then they come back to the gun store and buy everything in that particular lot number.
     
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